Tag Archives: T-Mobile

EFF Confirms: T-Mobile’s Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video

Back in November, T-Mobile announced a new service for its mobile customers called Binge On, in which video streams from certain websites don’t count against customers’ data caps.

Source: EFF Confirms: T-Mobile’s Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy

TL,DR: These new plans are being billed as innovative and democratising, but they are exactly the opposite. They will undermine innovation and expression while reverting is to the hell that is a top-down content structure (think cable tv and it’s innumerable flaws)

The deal sounds great: Stream unlimited music without any data charges. The offer from T-Mobile includes popular services such as Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora. These apps will no longer count against your data plan, the company announced recently, no matter how much you stream across its 4G LTE network.

Source: Free Mobile Data Plans Are Going to Crush the Startup Economy | WIRED